A child is born – what a joyous gift! As parents, grandparents or godparents we feel grateful but also responsible. With the christening God accepts this young life. A lifelong friendship begins. In the christening we ask God for his blessing.
As parents and godparents acting for the child we offer the child’s affirmation of God. With the christening you become a member of the church. Together with others we are wandering on the path of belief.
We baptize also young adults and adults. In such cases personal decisions or the beginning of a new phase of life come to the fore. God’s affirmation and acceptance of us is nevertheless important, just as is our affirmation of the triune God – father, son and holy spirit –in whose name we are baptized.
The baptism is accepted in the protestant lutheran church, the catholic church and the orthodox church. If you want to learn more about baptism please contact our pastors or our church office.